WASHINGTON SUBWAY AUTOMATES

The Washington Metro will be an automated transit system. Train operation will be automatic, but an attendent will be on board. Maximum speed will be 75 mph, with headways as close as 90 seconds. The control system, to be supplied by General Railway Signal Company, will consist of three control subsystems and a computerized central control facility. The subsystems are: automatic train protection, automatic train supervision, and automatic train operation. This article presents information on these subsystems, and includes block diagrams and illustrative diagrams. Train Detection, Automatic Speed Commands, Metro-Link Hardware, Flyby Receivers and Transmitters, and the Door Operating system are discussed. Also discussed are Dispatching of Trains, Interlockings, and the No-Break Power Supply.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1976 12:00AM